We investigate diet inequality and its root causes with Dr Amy Yau, Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
For the second instalment in our health inequalities series, we’re looking at what’s behind differences in the causes of smoking.
We talk to Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who’s been at the forefront of health inequality research for decades, to discuss what it is and how we can reduce it.
Over 11,000 cases of cancer were linked to smoking in the lowest income group, compared to around 6,000 in the highest.
The poorer you are the more likely you are to get and die from cancer according to a new report today.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas are 24 per cent more likely to die within five years of treatment than their more affluent neighbours and this difference appears to be a result of excess deaths within the first 30 days following surgery to treat the disease.